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Dear Northfield Public Schools Families:
We are nearing the end of winter and spring is right around the corner, however, this is Minnesota and it is possible we may encounter additional weather-related school closures this school year. This is a good time to update you on our e-Learning/online learning plan.
The bottom line
The district will continue using an online learning format for any remaining weather-related school closures for the remainder of the 2022-23 school year. The format will be the same as it has been all year.
- The State of Minnesota allows school districts to use five “e-Learning Days” each year for winter weather cancellations. The district used its fifth e-Learning day in February.
- Northfield Public Schools can continue to offer online learning for weather-related closures, using the same format as e-Learning, because the district has an approved online learning program.
- The school board authorized the district to continue using online learning when weather conditions necessitate school closures for the remainder of the 2022-23 school year on Feb. 27, 2023.
- If a parent does not wish to have their student participate in a weather-related online learning day, they have that option. Please call the attendance line at your school and let them know. That absence will be excused.
You will receive specific instructions about weather-related online learning day activities if school is closed due to weather conditions. (This will be in the same format as it has been all year.)
As always, please let me know if you have any questions.
Matt Hillmann, Ed.D.